Vice President, Conservation
Dick Kempka joined Molpus in 2017 and has over 25 years of executive experience in innovative sustainability, carbon, timberland, grasslands, wetlands, mitigation, acquisitions and sales. Dick has extensive experience leading product development and services to meet the evolving sustainability needs of investors. In addition, he provides strategic planning for conservation, carbon asset management, environment issues, and renewables.
He was formerly Chief Commercial Officer for The Climate Trust, a NGO that mobilizes conservation finance to maximize returns. He also worked as a VP of the Environment for Equator LLC, an asset management firm that managed a $50-million fund that specialized in the generation and management of high quality carbon credits and environmental assets derived from reforestation projects, forest conservation, sustainable land management, wetlands mitigation banks, and other emission reduction project activities.
Before joining Equator, Dick was the Ecological Asset Program lead for Ducks Unlimited (DU), the world’s leading wetlands conservation organization. While at DU, he was responsible for the positioning and marketing of DU’s carbon offset program and coordinated all carbon sequestration and environmental asset activities throughout the organization. He has over 20 professional publications and is an accomplished speaker who has participated in numerous professional environmental, carbon, and other industry forums.
Dick received his B.S. in Geography and Remote Sensing from Carroll College in Wisconsin and his Master’s in Geography and Remote Sensing from Indiana State University.
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